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John Brown

John Brown built a toll road through the Cajon Pass and west to the Holcomb Valley.



Cajon Pass
Trails were worn and established, and several smaller passes were used to enter the valley. Eventually, a toll road was cut and graded.

Toll Road Through Cajon Pass
The toll road was associated with John Brown from the very beginning, ... John Brown's daughter, Louisa, who married San Bernardino attorney Byron Waters, ...

Camp Marl Springs
In 1852, John Brown later the ferry owner at Fort Mojave, found the springs a life saver. When his party had become exhausted in the blowing sand dunes of ...

OUTLAWS CAPTURED AT LANE'S
After recruiting two local citizens and acquiring fresh horses from Cajon toll road owner John Brown and another man, they headed out to Martin's, ...

History of the Cajon Pass
John Brown was contracted to build a toll road affecting a clear path through the pass. The toll road, however became quite controversial and people found ...

A Trip to Death Valley
I also met a man by the name of Callaghan, who worked for John Brown, Senr in the Cajon Pass on the toll road. I worked there till the furnace brick melted ...

Sheldon Stoddard
In May, 1852, he brought John Brown and family from San Pedro and located them as his neighbor on the west side of this fort. Mr. Brown purchasing the cabin ...

Fort Mojave
In 1852, John Brown later the ferry owner at Fort Mojave, found the springs a life saver. When his party had become exhausted in the blowing sand dunes of . ...

John Brown Jr.

William F. Holcomb
... we, Jack Martin, my old hunting and mining companion, and I did not know." Source: SAN BERNARDINO & RIVERSIDE COUNTIES by JOHN BROWN, Jr. & JAMES BOYD ...

John Brown Sr.

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